The guy is coming off two FOTY contenders, he's not going back to the prelims or "opening" a card for a while.
No one said he had to be on prelims or the opener, but is he main eventing PPV's? No, is he going to co-main event a PPV? Not a stacked one, he can headline FX and Fuel but FOX or PPV? No. He's simply not that good, he's exciting as hell but he's not top ten imo.